Boy Run Over, Killed By Float His Father Was Towing

EDMOND, Okla. (July 5, 2013)--Police in Edmond, Okla., Friday interviewed the man who was towing the float that accidentally ran over and killed his 8-year-old son during a Fourth of July parade.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said officers were unable to speak to the 44-year-old man Thursday because he went to the Oklahoma City hospital where the boy was later pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office identified the child Friday as Aidan Hooper, 8.

The boy was riding with a martial arts group on a flatbed trailer towed by a pickup truck during the parade at LibertyFest in Edmond when he either got down or fell from the float and the rear wheels of the trailer ran over him.

Police say they don't expect the father to face any charges.

A similar incident happened Thursday night during a parade in Annapolis, Md., when a 7-year-old boy fell from a moving float and the trailer ran over him.

His grandfather was driving the van that was towing the trailer.

Kyle Aldridge of Baltimore died at a hospital.

Authorities said the boy was getting off the slow-moving float when he somehow slipped under a wheel, which ran over him.

And in Lebanon, Ind., Thursday, Cameron Wilson, 14, was seriously injured after the float on which he was riding hit a bump and he fell off.

He suffered internal injuries and broken bones when the trailer ran over him.


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